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The sinister glamour of modernity (after Ross Gibson) : For viola and piano with ebows

by Cat Hope (2013)

Work Overview

This piece for piano and viola explores ways of tracing memory. Can the things that happen in a place or time be somehow recoded or remember if there is no 'physical' evidence of them? Using the performers musical ear to identify and trace each others pitch and dynamic choices, this work uses the concept of the sustained note as a possible memory etch.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Viola, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Graphic score

Dedication note: Dedicated to Dawn Bennett. Dedicated to Dawn Bennett

Commission note: Commissioned by Dawn Bennet

First performance: by Dawn Bennett, Diana Blom — 2 Apr 13. Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, WA

For further information see: http://www.cathope.com/the-sinister-glamour-of-modernity-after-ross-gibson-2013.html

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.


Performances of this work

13 Nov 22.

2 Apr 13: Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, WA. Featuring Dawn Bennett, Diana Blom.

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